It's hard to fathom the day-to-day of a police officer, fire fighter, and other first responders. They work in traumatic events constantly. So after seeing an increase in the need for therapy for many Tri-State first responders, the center applied for a twenty-thousand dollar grant through the Welbourn Foundation to help start the new first responders program, and they received it. "What that grant will do will enable me to have a little bit of dedicated time to work more closely with this program, to refine it, and make it even better," says Mulberry Center Staff Therapist Ralph Nichols.
Since the grant went into effect, Therapist Ralph Nichols has already met with three police officers, and hopes to begin a class room like service that will involve first responders and their families.